LibriVox recording of The Roaring Girl by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker.
The Roaring Girl is a rip-roaring Jacobean comedy co-written by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker and first published in 1611. The play is a fictionalized dramatization of the life of Mary Frith, known as "Moll Cutpurse", a woman who had gained a reputation as a virago in the early 17th century. (The term "roaring girl" was adapted from the slang term "roaring boy", which was applied to a young man who caroused publicly, brawled, and committed petty crimes.) The play combines the exploits of the cross-dressed Moll with the amorous adventures of a trio of merchants' wives, and the forbidden romance between Sebastian Wengrave and Mary Fitzallard. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett and Wikipedia)
Sir Alexander Wengrave: Algy Pug
Sebastian Wengrave: Nolan Fount
Mary Fitzallard: Amanda Friday
Sir Davy Dapper/Sir Beauteous Ganymede/Fellow/Tailor/Coachman: Ric F
Sir Adam Appleton/Sir Thomas Long: David Lawrence
Goshawk: David Isenhower
Laxton/Second Cutpurse: Chuck Williamson
Greenwit/Sergeant Curtilax: peac
Ralph Trapdoor: David Nicol
Mistress Openwork: Kristingj
Mistress Gallipot: Arielle Lipshaw
Jack Dapper: LucentBirch
Gull/First Cutpurse: Tiffany Halla Colonna
Mistress Tiltyard: Lucy Perry
Master Openwork: mb
Moll/Neatfoot/Yeoman Hanger: Elizabeth Klett
Master Tiltyard/Lord Noland: Tricia G
Master Gallipot/Sir Guy Fitzallard: Leonard Wilson
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